Men's soccer battles to 0-0 tie at Vassar

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POUGHKEEPSIE-- The Skidmore College men's soccer team and Vassar played to a 0-0 tie in Sunday afternoon's Liberty League matchup.

With the draw, the Thoroughbreds are now 5-7-1 over and 1-3-1 in the league, while the Brewers are 7-3-2 overall and 2-1-1 in league play.

In the 110th minute, Vassar had a long throw in and the game's final shot, but neither of the attempts converted into goals and the game ended in a tie. With 15 seconds remaining, forward Logan Matheney launched a long ball into the box that bounced around until it was cleared away just before the buzzer.

The Brewers were aggressive from the outset, and nearly scored in the 9th minute when Matheney headed the ball just high off a sharp cross from defender Jake Rabin. Vassar maintained steady pressure throughout the half, and held an 11-3 shot advantage as well as a 5-1 corner kick edge going into the second half.

The Brewers carried their aggressive offense into the second half, and racked up nine shots to Skidmore's five, as well as four corner kicks. However, Skidmore nearly found the game winner in the 90th minute as forward Gildas Girimana '14 went one-on-one with a Vassar defender and fired a shot to the upper right corner that Vassar keeper Ryan Grimme knocked away to send the game into overtime.

The Brewers nearly broke the stalemate when, with just seven minutes remaining in the second period of overtime, midfielder Rob Manukyan blasted a left-footed shot just wide of the post from six yards out.

Grimme made two saves for Vassar, while Skidmore keeper Nick Peterson '12 made five saves.

The Thoroughbreds are at Oneonta at 4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 12.

 

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